Eric Kruse

Research Intern

Eric Kruse

Eric Kruse joins us as a research intern in the Law and Policy Department. He is a senior at Wichita State University majoring in Political Science and History. He hopes to use his passion for electoral reform to spur change in the archaic electoral systems currently used throughout the country. Eric believes fair election procedures, like multi winner ranked choice voting, encourages a diverse field of candidates to seek and eventually attain public office, thus ensuring fairer representation for all citizens.

Posts by Eric Kruse

Alaska models how to hold an election in a pandemic

Posted on April 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska became the latest state to conduct an election entirely with VBM, joining Colorado, Utah, Hawaii, and Washington. This provides a stark contrast from Wisconsin’s, in which 48,875 votes were wasted.

Addressing the Plurality Problem in Presidential Primaries

Posted on March 17, 2020

The 2020 presidential primary season is in full swing. The Democratic Party had a large field of candidates, many of whom have since dropped out. While the remaining candidates have been declared the winners, there has been one clear loser: the majority of voters.

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